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How The New York Public Library Is Bridging The Digital Divide

The Huffington Post | James Thilman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts

 The 11th annual Aspen Ideas Festival drew impressive crowds to the picturesque Colorado mountain town in late June, inspiring audienc...

The New New York Public Library

Deborah Fallows | Posted 07.01.2015 | New York
Deborah Fallows

The NYPL, like many other libraries around the country, has already begun to seize the day in an effort to answer the needs and wants of its community.

Reading Through the Night for NYC Libraries

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 06.05.2015 | New York
Christian Zabriskie

The 24 Hour Read-In is a perfect metaphor for libraries in New York City. There is always someone using our materials and services, day or night, 365 days a year.

The Crucial Role of New York City's Branch Libraries

Julie Sandorf | Posted 05.21.2015 | New York
Julie Sandorf

The 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards recognized the crucial role that New York City's branch libraries play in serving the city's diverse communities.

Mark Dendy Explores Social Issues at Joe's Pub

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The Lower East Side has always been a playground for oddballs, creative types who diverge from Manhattan's mold. It's a quirky neighborhood filled with idiosyncrasies and secrets stuffed in blocks and buildings. These days, south of Union Square is trending, a wonderland of bars, movie houses, and restaurants that offer a refreshing contrast to Midtown.

De Blasio Invites Libraries to the Budget Dance

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 05.13.2015 | New York
Christian Zabriskie

There is also the question of good faith action here. The libraries have been extremely supportive of the Mayor and have helped him directly through a number of unfunded mandates.

Ellen Weider: Drypoints in a Digital Age

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

As many creatives embrace new technology to enhance or supersede mediums that are centuries old, others continue to find inspiration in the tactility of pencil on paper, oil on canvas -- or in the case of Ellen Weider, the technique of drypoint.

Decaying Libraries, Crumbling Futures

Jimmy Van Bramer | Posted 05.25.2015 | New York
Jimmy Van Bramer

Our libraries are critical community hubs located at the center of nearly every neighborhood in the city and offer some of the most needed services. As an employee of the Queens Library for 11 years, I witnessed firsthand the impact libraries have every day.

The Viola da Gamba: Cultivating Quiet Music

Elizabeth Weinfield | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Weinfield

In short, these are instruments meant for the cultivation of a delicate, refined beauty, the sort which may seem difficult to come by in today's loud and fast-paced world, but whose quiet existence is there, inviting us all to consider its "alternate future."

The Internet Is About To Get A Large Dose Of Black History

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.03.2015 | Black Voices

In the digital age, free online encyclopedias like Wikipedia have brought a newfound accessibility to a wide array of issues. While the crowdsourced n...

Make New York City's Libraries a Higher Priority

Julie Sandorf | Posted 02.10.2015 | New York
Julie Sandorf

New York City's neighborhood libraries play crucial roles in the life of our city -- ones that often go unrecognized. Yet their need to improve their facilities grows greater, even as the public's reliance on them increases as well.

My Salute to Librarians

Warren Adler | Posted 12.26.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

From the moment I entered the hushed, sacred precinct of the Brownsville Children's Library in Brownsville, Brooklyn, back in the mid-1930s, I have been a passionate advocate of the public library.

Walkabout: David Garrick and Unexpected Harmony in the Library

Barry Singer | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

Presented by an entity that calls itself "New York's Piney Fork Press Theatre," the reading took place at a New York Public Library branch I'd also never heard of: the George Bruce branch on West 125th Street.

Beacon Art Creates Bronze for West Point

Jack Meyer | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
Jack Meyer

Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery, located in the bucolic seaside hamlet of Stone Harbor, NJ, is home to a diverse array of contemporary artwork. Gary Jacketti, a classically trained sculptor, founded Beacon Art in 2009. His latest masterpiece, Goodbye, is a tribute to US military families.

In Conversation with Paul Holdengräber (The Prequel)

Tyler Malone | Posted 10.25.2014 | Books
Tyler Malone

New Yorkers can point to many people, things, and institutions in their city that make it arguably the greatest city in the world. The New York Public Library is one such institution, and Paul Holdengräber, director of the library's conversation series "Live from the NYPL," is one such person.

In Conversation with Paul Holdengräber

Tyler Malone | Posted 10.21.2014 | Books
Tyler Malone

In this, our second conversation, Paul Holdengräber of the New York Public Library claims that good conversation can leave one "hopeful about the possibility of speech." As one of the world's leading conversationalists, he would know.

Claire Fallon

How The Public Library Turned Me Into A Reader

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.25.2014 | Books

Books are my passion and my job, so imagine my profound embarrassment several months ago when I had to admit something shameful: I did not yet have a ...

Libraries Are About To Start Lending The Internet

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books

As libraries around the country make the shift to web-savvy information and resource hubs, two of the nation's largest public library systems will soo...

Disadvantaged Youth Most Affected By Loss of Summer Reading: Recommended Reading List

Quassan Castro | Posted 08.23.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Poor children are most vulnerable to decline in reading skills during the summer. Ninety percent of reading achievement loss for disadvantaged youth takes place during the scorching summer months.

Going Green With Catie Marron

Rana Florida | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

"I think the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to the High Line is a great example of the value of creative thinking in designing public spaces. So many cities in the world now want to create their own High Lines and are thinking about abandoned spaces in a new way."

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala 2014: Highlights And Highballs

Gastronomista | Posted 05.13.2014 | Taste
Gastronomista

Sadly, a woman cannot live on ice cream alone -- onwards to more cocktails.

New York's Most Famous Library Will No Longer Be Gutted From The Inside

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.07.2014 | Books

The New York Public Library has officially withdrawn from plans to renovate its flagship building on Fifth Avenue. The New York Times reports the d...

The Central Library Plan Deserves an Educated Public Debate

Seth Baum | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Seth Baum

The controversy surrounding the New York Public Library's Central Library Plan has recently gained steam. What is most important is that the plan receives the educated public debate it deserves -- debate that has scarcely yet occurred.

This Library Lion Roars

Sherman Yellen | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Sherman Yellen

I surely hope that Mayor De Blasio puts an end to architect Lord Norman Foster's plan to reconfigure the main Bryant Park branch of the New York Public Library, set in motion by the Bloomberg administration.

6 Places Every Beatles Fan Should Visit

Budget Travel | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

If you're a die-hard Beatles fan or just becoming aware of the musical genius that is the Beatles, we've got six places every Beatles fan should visit, whether you're planning a trip to London, a pilgrimage to Liverpool, or happen to be in the New York City area.